The residential centre is located just outside the city in the village of Maji ya Chai. This centre is the second step in the program at Sunrise of Life. Set in a family like environment the children at this centre go to school in the local villages, do daily chores at the centre and take their meals together. The grounds hold dormitories, which house the children and staff as well as a large garden, which provides food for the centre. Chickens are raised to be sold at market and a few cows and goats are kept which provide milk for the children.
Along with daily life the centre houses a sewing project that allows locals and the children to learn the trade free of charge. In this way Sunrise of Life strives to better not only the lives of the children but also the local community in which it thrives.